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Pope Francis, flanked by Master of Ceremonies Bishop Guido Marini, waves to faithful during the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for ' to the city and to the world' ) Christmas' day blessing from the main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
December 25, 2017 - 9:29 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Lamenting "the winds of war" blowing around the world, Pope Francis in his traditional Christmas message on Monday called for a two-state solution to find peace in the Middle East and prayed that confrontation can be overcome on the Korean Peninsula. The pope took particular aim...
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The wife, center, and mother, left, of imprisoned Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, gesture to media upon arrival with an Indian diplomat, left, for meeting with Jadhav at Foreign Ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. The wife and mother of an imprisoned Indian naval officer facing the death penalty in Pakistan for espionage and sabotage were allowed to meet with him on Monday in what the Foreign Ministry said was a "humanitarian gesture." (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
December 25, 2017 - 8:45 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The wife and mother of an imprisoned Indian naval officer facing the death penalty in Pakistan for espionage and sabotage were allowed to meet with him on Monday in what the Foreign Ministry said was a "humanitarian gesture." It was the first meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and...
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Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle arrive to attend the traditional Christmas Day service, at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
December 25, 2017 - 7:29 am
SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II and senior members of the royal family — along with newcomer Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's American fiancee — attended a Christmas church service on Monday as a crowd of local residents gathered. Markle smiled and gave a brief wave in her first public...
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Pope Francis, flanked by Master of Ceremonies Bishop Guido Marini, waves to faithful during the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for ' to the city and to the world' ) Christmas' day blessing from the main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
December 25, 2017 - 7:23 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Lamenting "the winds of war" blowing around the world, Pope Francis in his traditional Christmas message on Monday called for a two-state solution to find peace in the Middle East and prayed that confrontation can be overcome on the Korean Peninsula. The pope took particular aim...
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Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle arrive to attend the traditional Christmas Day service, at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
December 25, 2017 - 6:59 am
SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II and senior members of the royal family — along with newcomer Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's fiancee — arrived at a Christmas church service on Monday as a crowd of local residents gathered. Markle smiled and gave a brief wave on her way into the church...
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Pope Francis waves to faithful during the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for ' to the city and to the world' ) Christmas' day blessing from the main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
December 25, 2017 - 6:37 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — As Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus, the pope has depicted suffering reflected "in the faces of little children," citing war and other tensions in places including the Middle East, Africa and the Korean Peninsula. Pope Francis told the faithful Monday...
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Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle to attend their traditional Christmas Day church service, at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
December 25, 2017 - 6:24 am
SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II and senior members of the royal family — along with newcomer Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's fiancee — arrived at a Christmas church service on Monday as a crowd of local residents gathered. Markle smiled and gave a brief wave on her way into the church...
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December 25, 2017 - 4:30 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian authorities and separatist rebels have agreed on a major prisoner exchange. Separatist leaders and a Ukrainian government representative said in televised comments on Monday that they would exchange prisoners on Wednesday. They spoke after a meeting in Moscow mediated by the...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump speak on the phone with children as they track Santa Claus' movements with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker on Christmas Eve at the president's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 25, 2017 - 12:13 am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's first Christmas Eve in office was a busy one that unfolded like this: tweet against perceived adversaries, cheer U.S. troops spending the holidays overseas, play golf, chat with children anxious to know when Santa will bring their presents, eat...
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The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa arrives to the Church of the Nativity, built atop the site where Christians believe Jesus Christ was born, on Christmas Eve, in the West Bank City of Bethlehem, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
December 24, 2017 - 6:35 pm
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — It was a subdued Christmas Eve in the traditional birthplace of Jesus on Sunday, with spirits dampened by cold, rainy weather and recent violence sparked by President Donald Trump's recognition of nearby Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Crowds were thinner than previous...
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